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Public Relations (commonly known as “PR”) is often mistaken to be a tool used by the “big players” – large brands or organizations that can afford to invest time and money in such “luxuries”. The truth is that PR is every bit as important for a small business as it is for the big fish.

Web designer and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, Vitaly Friedman's opening message to TYPO attendees this year mirrored John Boulton's words: "The design process is weird and complicated because it involves people and organisations – which are often weird and complicated."

As technology changes, so do user habits, and as user habits change, so does web design. Curious what web design trends we'll see in 2015? We see that responsive design is an essential of modern web. Web sites are more interactive with cool navigation and rich media content. Read on to see what to keep an eye out for this year.

Website design trends are evolving all the time. As a result, easier navigation, simple layouts that also look good on small screens, and creative elements are all a part of websites attempting to remain competitive. This post will showcase 20 hot examples of cutting edge website from the not-for-profit and NGO sector and highlight 7 key trends in website design you can expect to see more of in 2014. We'll discuss flat design (what it is and why it works so well in digital formats), unique typography, long scrolling home pages, fullscreen or large photos, HTML5/CSS3 animations/transitions, navigational cards, and video. Whether you access the web from a mobile, tablet or desk top, a website is an essential piece of communication infrastructure in 2014 for all businesses and organisations. Reviewing your site design regularly and keeping abreast of major design trends will help your brand to stay current, competitive and most importantly ensure your website is driving results you want. Let's dive in to the latest web design crowdsourcing trends!

As the worlds of web design and SEO merge ever closer, we've been seeing design-specific elements produce a positive impact on SEO for the sites that employ them. It's terrific news for SEOs who love design and are capable of and passionate about making it part of their repertoire. It's also great for designers who find that as they evolved from Flash designs to machine-readable CSS and separated markup from content, they've earned more links and more organic search love. In this post, I'll walk through examples of those design practices in use and describe how they can help improve your opportunity for organic search rankings and traffic.
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